“We are the Makers, Inventors and Disrupters”

As part of the NWBLT events around the Conservative Party Conference, which was hosted in Manchester this year, we were pleased to co-host a reception at Addleshaw Goddard’s office alongside the Law Society around the Northern Powerhouse.   We were delighted to welcome Jack Berry MP, the Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, and Henri Murison,… Read more »

New Training Opportunities at Alstom Facility in Widnes

On Wednesday 20th September our members, including Sandy Lindsay MBE, Chair of the NWBLT Skills Taskforce, met at the new Alstom facility in Widnes. The group was given a tour of the £21 million technology rail hub where Pendolino trains are currently being repainted to ensure their longevity. The facility has a real emphasis on skills… Read more »

Be the Business

NWBLT Productivity Task Force Chair, Richard Carter, welcomes the launch of ‘Be the Business’. Richard is managing director of BASF companies in the UK and Ireland. ‘Be the Business’, is a movement which will inspire businesses to be the best they can be, providing practical tools to assist them and be a catalyst for change…. Read more »

NWBLT hosts lunch at the House of Commons

On 11 September NWBLT held one of its series of Business Briefings for the North West MPs at the House of Commons which was kindly sponsored by Manchester Airport and United Utilities.   The lunch emphasised the positive contribution businesses make, not just to the economy, but to society as well. In addition, Professor Michael Dougan, from Liverpool University, presented the conclusions of our recent survey to identify the potential implications of various BREXIT options upon the North West. This was particularly timely as Members were voting on The Repeal Bill late that night.